January 5th, 2010, 02:52 PM
Hi just spotted this in our garden, can anyone help on the id. I'm located in N Lancashire, surrounded by fields and high moorland.
January 5th, 2010, 03:26 PM
It's a female Reed Bunting
January 6th, 2010, 06:25 PM
Could possibly be a redwing? It's not showing the red patch under the wing, but that's often the case in this pose. I've attached photos of a fem reed bunting and a redwing in similar pose. (This was taken in my garden just befoe christmas. These birds visit us once a year to eat the b erries of a cotoneaster tree).
(Having problems uploading the redwing picture. I'll have another go in a few minutes)
January 6th, 2010, 06:27 PM
Hopefully here's the redwing picture.
January 6th, 2010, 07:06 PM
Its a female Reed Bunting
January 6th, 2010, 07:18 PM
The original image is a female Reed Bunting. Females and juveniles of this species can be confusing and I have often had to "think twice".
Shape, size (compared to veg), posture and bill rule out Redwing.